Originally Posted by Rachelrose
People also say the blending stumps from Taiwan are better than those from China. So I ordered some of those. sigh. You probably could tell me it would work better on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or if I were standing on my head, and I would rush off to try it that way.
I have used the blending stumps from Taiwan & China. I do think China has a nice paper. I am frugal and usually make my own stumps from a variety of paper
I have found some good art tutorials Googling for homemade blending stumps and their examples. I just did a search make your own blending stumps.
I hardly use Gamsol or Baby Oil for coloring. I am one of the color pencil girls that blend using just my pencils.
I like Gamsol & Baby Oil for a certain look. I do think Gamsol lays down nicer than Baby Oil. I wanted to throw out some other ideas for blending stumps. I have used Q-tips with great success. I have used Fantastix.